Zevrix Solutions released BatchOutput Server 4.8.2, a compatibility update to its powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting to PDF and PostScript to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.
The new update makes BatchOutput Server compatible with the recently released Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. In addition it improves reliability of remote monitoring of BatchOutput Server processing from user stations.
"BatchOutput Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency", writes David Creamer in Layers magazine, "It can save lots of time - which equates to money."
Under BatchOutput Server workflow, production artists and prepress operators simply submit InDesign files to hot folders that reside on the network. BatchOutput Server automatically outputs the files from its dedicated station using hot folder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well.
BatchOutput Server offers the following key features and benefits:
- Process InDesign files automatically from hot folders
- Export as single pages
- Update modified links automatically
- Variable output file names
- Auto-activate document fonts
- Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
- Detailed process history and logs
- Easy to install and set up